Truckee basketball | Boys take down Dust Devils at home
The Truckee boys are on the board.
After an 0-5 start in Northern Division I-A play, the Wolverines played a consistent game on both ends of the floor to earn their first league win, 56-43, over visiting Dayton on Tuesday.
“I thought we played pretty solid defense, and we had a lot of movement on offense. And we also made some 3s,” said Truckee coach Sky Nelson.
The teams traded leads throughout the first quarter, which ended with the Wolverines in front 9-7.
The hosts then outscored the Dust Devils 16-10 in the second quarter for a 25-17 lead at the half.
Truckee maintained a double-digit lead throughout much of the second half while fending off a couple of Dayton runs, including a 7-0 run late in the third quarter that cut the margin to eight, 38-30.
The Wolverines held their largest lead at 14 points midway through the third quarter, as senior guards Cam Hollabaugh and Nick Oberriter scored on back-to-back drives through traffic to extend the score to 36-22.
Hollabaugh was particularly effective in the second half, when he scored 13 of his team-high 15 points, including nine in the fourth quarter.
“Cam did a nice job of penetrating,” Nelson said of Hollabaugh’s many slashes to the hoop.
Oberriter scored eight of his 13 points in the second quarter, making two 3-pointers, before he left with an injured right shoulder in the fourth. Another senior guard, Chase Vankirk, scored eight points in the third and finished with 11.
Senior forward Teagan Pado added six points, and Kevin Cross scored four points on free throws as the Dust Devils repeatedly fouled late in the contest to stop the clock.
Junior center Blake Blocker paced the Dust Devils with a game-high 16 points, and Dylan Munroe, Davis Winebarger and Jackson Walker each scored seven points.
Truckee improved to 3-11 overall while Dayton fell to 1-6 in league and 3-9 overall.
The Wolverines are scheduled to play at Fernley on Saturday and host Sparks on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The Sparks game marks the end of the first half of league play for Truckee.
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